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Not QUITE The Classics | [Colin Mochrie]

Not QUITE The Classics

Where the art of improvisation meets the art of literature. Based on the improv game First Line, Last Line, Colin Mochrie of Whose Line Is It Anyway? fame, puts a unique spin on works of classic literature. Taking the first line and last line from classic books and poems, Colin recasts these familiar stories in his own trademark offbeat style.
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Publisher's Summary

Where the art of improvisation meets the art of literature.

Based on the improv game First Line, Last Line, Colin Mochrie of Whose Line Is It Anyway? fame, puts a unique spin on works of classic literature. Taking the first line and last line from classic books and poems, Colin recasts these familiar stories in his own trademark offbeat style:

  • A verbose coyote becomes the star of A Tale of Two Critters
  • Ishmael is a struggling actor hunting for a good hair day in Moby
  • A rainy day at home becomes a zombie-killing adventure in The Cat and My Dad
  • Mighty Casey strikes out again in Casey at the Bar

These stories, and many more, prove that no literary masterpiece is too big, or too small, for the improvisational comedy treatment.

©2013 Colin Mochrie (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Stefanie Nagorka 08-07-14
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    "Brilliant entertainment!"
    What made the experience of listening to Not QUITE The Classics the most enjoyable?

    Colin Mochrie has a most enjoyable twisted sense of humor.


    What other book might you compare Not QUITE The Classics to and why?

    Fractured Fairy tales meets the Twilight Zone.


    What about Colin Mochrie’s performance did you like?

    He has a wonderful voice that expresses well the humor in his stories.


    Any additional comments?

    A series of short stories that are quite imaginative, enjoyable and engaging. Can be listened to at one sitting or in short spurts, story by story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Todd Sorensen Littleton, CO, US 06-02-14
    Todd Sorensen Littleton, CO, US 06-02-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Colin- I'm sorry but you have work to do"
    What did you love best about Not QUITE The Classics?

    Fresh originality, stories coming from "left field" (sorry Col, don't know the hockey term). Not all stories were equally hilarious, but enough were that I couldn't stop laughing on some of them. My favorite- the take-off on Emily Bronte: "A Tale of Two Critters." As the new reality started dawning as to who the protagonist is, all of the pieces previously presented feel neatly into place- a full laugh with each detail. Sorry can't tell you about it; it would spoil the revelation.


    What about Colin Mochrie’s performance did you like?

    He brings life to all of the characters, even himself in the forward.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I couldn't wait to get to the next story.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the --- sequel??? Actually, anywhere Colin wants to take his WORK, I will follow. If you know his real work, you will enjoy this. If you have never heard of him, you are in for a real treat.

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